(Concrete Wolf, 2018)
Winner of the 2017 Concrete Wolf Chapbook Award Series
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ABOUT something flown
“‘The project,’ writes Patty Crane in something flown, ‘is to look/ at the bird/ not there anymore:/ the after-bird.’ These spare, open lines crosshatch into a vision of bird, bird so wholly translated that it escapes its names, and revises us. Amazing! And all right there at the bird feeder! Such good humor and deep love and giving way. Everything about it rings true.”
–Jody Gladding, author of Translations from Bark Beetle
“Hope,” said Dickinson, “is the thing with feathers.” Patty Crane’s sequence seeks to embody this assertion, and follows in the tradition of grandly inquisitive lyric explorations such as Ammons’ “Corson’s Inlet” and Williams’ “Spring and All.” Crane fixes a steady gaze on the shifting and too-often inscrutable patterns of the natural world—and always with the goal of transforming description into revelation. This is lyric poetry of the highest order, work of inscape and insight, work that dazzles and instructs.”
–David Wojahn, author of For the Scribe
“Crane is a gentle master of mindfulness, with work that delights and surprises as it simultaneously reminds us of mortality, separation, loss, and the course we've set our planet on.”
–Kasandra Larsen, author of Stellar Telegram
"I love this chapbook's play with form/formlessness, the way in which the poem builds upon itself creating its own mythology, offering visual space, breath. The author has given the reader so many reasons to read and reread this book….Suspend what you know about origins. Lean into what can or cannot be captured, while you fall completely for Patty Crane’s exquisite debut lyric of profound and controlled grace."
–Natasha Kochicheril Moni, Final Judge for the 2017 Concrete Wolf Chapbook Competition
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - Jólabókaflóð (Jolabokaflod) at White Square Books’ 8th Anniversary Party
White Square Books, Easthampton MA
· 2:00-3:00 pm - International music of Crimson Canary
3:00-4:30 pm - Readings: Patty Crane & Rebecca Olander
4:30-6:00 pm - Conversation & Raffle Drawing
Jólabókaflóð, translated as Christmas Book Flood, is an Icelandic tradition celebrating
the rush of newly published books before the holiday season.
Come listen, browse, shop, and enjoy the refreshments & festivities!
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 5-7 pm - The Chatham Bookstore
Reading & Discussion: Patty Crane
Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7 pm - Collected Poets Series, Mocha Maya's
Shelburne Falls, MA
Reading: Patty Crane & Nicole M. Young